Bianca Ribi

Sport:Bobsleigh
Position:Pilot
Birth Date:Jan. 27, 1996 (age 26)
Birth Place:Winnipeg
Residence:Calgary
Instagram:@ribeye_14
Facebook:facebook.com/bianca.ribi

Bianca played elite soccer her entire life. She was in the Canadian National Program for three years, and competed in four Canadian National Championships – two at the club level (finishing 4th, 3rd) respectively, and two all-star national championships where she received the golden boot, for most goals scored in the tournament.

Bianca was recruited and offered scholarships by many universities to play soccer, but ultimately deciding education was most important. She accepted and committed to the Ivy League, Dartmouth College. While earning her degree in Psychology and completing the pre-medical school requirements, Bianca played four years on the varsity soccer team. A college career highlight was being named, by her teammates and coaches, Captain of her senior year.

Bianca first became interested in bobsleigh a few months after graduating from Dartmouth and returning home June of 2018. She wasn’t ready to finish her athletic career, but knew she was ready for a new sport. Her dad was the one who thought bobsleigh would be something she would enjoy, but also be successful in, as it combined her love for speed and strength.

Her dad then introduced her to a long-time friend of his, who also happens to be a Canadian bobsleigh great, Lyndon Rush! After talking with Lyndon, she knew it was something she wanted to pursue. She trained for two months, learning for the first time how to power lift, and getting coached on how to sprint properly. From there she went to her first bobsleigh try-out. Her results turned a few heads and she was invited to a Prospect Camp. From there, she was invited to push testing with the National Team! In the fall of 2018, Bianca was fortunate to be selected onto the National Bobsleigh Program. She spent her rookie season traveling through Germany, getting her first World Cup race, and at the end of the season getting to compete in the team race at World Championships on home ice in Whistler! In 2019/20, she has made the transition to the front seat, and is now a pilot on the Senior Bobsleigh Team, focused on finding precious seconds driving tracks around the world.

The highlight of her bobsleigh career was competing in the 2021 Junior World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland – the birth place of bobsleigh.

Did You Know…

Bianca has always had a heart for making a difference and impacting those around her. When Bianca is not training or traveling the world for bobsleigh competitions she spends her time as a caregiver to a special needs girl. She has not only been involved in helping with day to day functions but has found deep fulfillment in the bond and friendship she has been able to cultivate with this young girl and her family. She hopes to continue to inspire and raise awareness for kids with special needs through sport. Bianca hopes to pursue a medical degree after her bobsleigh career and help athletes through sports medicine and orthopedics...her hero is her dad who taught her everything she knows about being an athlete….highlight of her bobsleigh career was competing in her first World Cup in Altenberg, Germany in front of a huge crowd full of energy.

Career Highlights

Women's Monobob

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2022- World Cup, Whistler, CAN      
2022- North American Cup, Whistler, CAN    
2021 - Women's Monobob, Park City, USA      5th
2021 - Women's Monobob, Whistler, CAN    5th
2019 - Women's Monobob Event, Igls, AUT       5th
2019 - Women's Monobob Event, Konigssee       11th
2019 – Women’s Monobob Event, Lake Placid, USA

 

   

5th 

5th

4th

Pilot 

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2022 - North American Cup, Whistler, CAN   2-Woman
2021 - Junior World Championship, St Moritz, SUI       9th 2woman
2021 - Europe Cup, Igls, AUT        7th 
2021 - Europe Cup, Altenberg, GER       6th
2020 - North American Cup, Lake Placid, USA:       

5th

6th

5th

2019 - Europe Cup, Konigssee, GER:       

19th

2019 - North American Cup, Park City, USA:      

5th

6th

5th

 

Brakewoman 

  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2019 - World Championship, Whistler, CAN       7th
2019 - World Cup, Altenberg, GER       10th
2018 – Europe Cup, Konigssee, GER    

6th 

World Championship Results

Junior World Championship

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2020/21
St Mortiz, SUI 2woman 9th Ribi, Haughey

World Cup Results

Pilot

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2022/23
       
  Whistler, CAN Monobob 1st  
  Whistler, CAN 2-Woman 5th Ribi, Haughey

Brakeman

Season
Location
Discipline
Result
Crew
2018/19
Altenberg, GER 2woman 10th Rissling, Ribi